Bestselling books the week of 2/25/10, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best in independent bookstores all across America.

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson, Knopf
3. The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell, Knopf
4. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich, Harper
5. The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, Amy Einhorn Books
6. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine, FSG
7. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper
8. Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
9. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Holt
10. The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova, Little Brown
11. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown, Doubleday
12. Worst Case, by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Little Brown
13. Noah's Compass, by Anne Tyler, Knopf
14. The Lost Books of the Odyssey, by Zachary Mason, FSG
15. The First Rule, by Robert Crais, Putnam

1. Game Change, by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, Harper
2. Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson, Viking
3. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, Ecco
4. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, Crown
6. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Craft Rubin, Harper
7. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall, Knopf
8. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
9. Willie Mays, by James S. Hirsch, Scribner
10. The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande, Metropolitan
11. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown
12. Drive, by Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead
13. On the Brink, by Jr.Henry M. Paulson, Business Plus
14. The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone, Rodale
15. Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, Hyperion
17. Making Rounds With Oscar, David Dosa, Hyperion
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1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
2. A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Algonquin
3. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, S&S
4. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, Random House
5. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese, Vintage
6. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, Random House
7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, Harper
9. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, Random House
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dial
11. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford, Ballantine
12. Sarah's Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay, St. Martin's Griffin
13. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Bantam
14. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton, Washington Square Press
15. The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y.K. Lee, Penguin

1. Food Rules, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin
3. The Lost City of Z, by David Grann, Vintage
4. Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson, Mariner
5. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, Harper
6. The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis, Norton
7. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
8. Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, Random House
9. The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, Penguin
10. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin
11. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, Scribner
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight
13. How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer, Mariner
14. The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman, FSG
15. My Life in France, by Julia Child, Anchor

1. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Warner
2. Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central
3. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, Harper
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Vintage
5. The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Grand Central
6. Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
7. Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger, Little Brown
8. First Family, by David Baldacci, Vision

9. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, Little Brown
10. Night and Day, by Robert B. Parker, Berkley
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
2. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb
3. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Knopf
4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time, by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin
5. The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan, Hyperion
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown
7. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher, Dial
8. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, Graphia
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, Camille Rose Garcia (Illus.), Collins Design
11. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Delacorte
12. The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illus.), Candlewick
13. Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Little Brown
14. Fallen, by Lauren Kate, Delacorte
15. The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illus.), Atheneum

1. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper
2. The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown
3. The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett, Putnam
4. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, Harper
5. Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Putnam
7. Waddle!, by Rufus Butler Seder, Workman
8. Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
9. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly
10. Good Night, Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, Putnam
11. All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illus.), Beach Lane
12. I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom, Richard Scarry (Illus.), Golden
13. Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey, Puffin
14. Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart, by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival
15. Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, by Judy Schachner, Dutton
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback), by Rick Riordan, Miramax
2. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover and paperback), by Jeff Kinney, Amulet
4. The 39 Clues (hardcover), by Peter Lerangis, et al., Scholastic
5. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown
6. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), by J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Hunger Games (hardcover), by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
8. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback), by Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
9. Alex Rider Adventures (hardcover and paperback), by Anthony Horowitz, Puffin
10. Fancy Nancy I Can Read Series (paperback), by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper

* Published Thursday, February 25, 2010 (for the sales week ended Sunday, February 21, 2010). Based on reporting from many hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. For information on more titles, please visit

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